2022 Review

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United Kingdom Hunting Trophy Imports On the 25 November 2022, the first reading of Henry Smith MP’s “Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill” took place in the United Kingdom House of Commons – the bill passed unopposed to the next Committee Stage due 25 January 2023. The bill has the potential to …

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill – United Kingdom

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The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill, sponsored by Henry Smith MP [draft bill published 23 November 2022] was read in the United Kingdom House of Commons on 25 November 2022 [Parliament Live TV achieve (10:49 onwards)  link and/or the transcript]. [Update] The bill passed Committee stage 25 January 2023, the Report Stage/3rd …

Consultation on Conservation and Sustainable Use – South Africa

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Banner Image: Courtesy of Michelle Riley HSUS The Minster (Barbara Creecy), the Republic of South Africa, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) has released, for public consultation, a Draft White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity: Government Notice 2252 of 2022 “South Africa’s Biodiversity 2022: …

Cecil – 7 Year Anniversary

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Banner image courtesy of “Trophy Hunting & Britain: A Case for a Ban,” June 2022 Below, is the full testimony (pages 133 – 137) of an anonymous source, a former member of the Oxford University Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) team that radio-collared and studied Cecil prior to him being killed. …

“Trophy Hunting & Britain: The Case for a Ban”

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Banning Trophy Hunting today hosted an event at Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament to launch a comprehensive report, full of insightful expert testimonies, facts and figures to support the proposed trophy hunting import ban into the United Kingdom. “Trophy Hunting & Britain: The Case …

Value of trophy hunting to conservation massively overstated: report

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Banner image:  Leopard taxidermy at the annual Safari Club International Convention in 2020. (Photo: HSUS) Article by Don Pinnock originally in the Daily Maverick, 22 March 2022 A myth-busting exercise on hunting questions the claim that bagging wildlife trophies is sustainable. When you strip trophy hunting to its essentials, it’s about …

UK Voters Overwhelmingly Support a Hunting Trophy Import Ban

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Rumours circulate that the UK Government is considering abandoning the Animals Abroad Bill altogether – after recently announcing “Government set to ditch promised animal welfare ban on fur imports and foie gras” (19 February 2022). The proposed legislation to end hunting trophy imports, which was to be contained within the Animals …